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Increased democratization leads to a more ineffective government, constitutionalism exists to remedy this problem and that is the reason why the rule of the majority will be restricted. The majority do not care about "petty details" like torture restrictions, as they can not relate to them in everyday life. Let's stop pretending that voters do not have a stake in this game, and rather face the reality that voters are quite fine as long as the promises are short-term gains.
This is the problem with politics, and as long as we keep believing that the public and the majority is right, we will keep seeing these things, and lobbyist groups will keep dominating.
See Zakaria, Tockqueville and other writers about democracy versus freedom and human rights for this.
And in terms of DRM, this is really the problem, it's a niche discussion with a major outreach, every single Windows user out there will at some point feel DRM restrictions, but seeing as they do not understand the problem they accept the status quo. If they did understand, Linux or at least another proprietary to Windows would have been the paradigm long ago.
In this case this is very significant as TDC is a near monopoly on the danish market, and as the previously government-owned ISP it has the complete control of every single internet cable in the country that is used for last mile delivery.
I've translated the text on the danish tech news site, as there are no major news networks in Denmark reporting this yet:
"After the decision of the regional court(the level below the supreme court) manifested the decision of a copyright judge's decision to ban access to piratebay.org in respects to the Danish ISP Tele2, the largest ISP has today blocked the access to piratebay.org on a DNS level, and the customers will be met with a warning describing the decision made by the justice system, and will not be able to proceed""
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